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Release Date: 08/23/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Trails Center Presents Native American Youth Dancers and Drummers:
Wind River Indian Reservation Students Celebrate the Closing of
"Reservation Creations" Art Show

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is celebrating Native American culture and art with the Wolf Dancers Dance Troupe of Wyoming Indian High School.

The event, free and open to the public, will take place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at the Trails Center. The celebration features approximately 10 Native American dancers and drummers.

The Wolf Dancers Dance Troupe, along with students from Wyoming Indian High School, will celebrate the closing of the Trails Center’s temporary art show, “Reservation Creations: A Native American Youth Art Exhibition.” The art show runs through Sept. 3.

The exhibit includes 36 ceramic sculptures, or totems, along with watercolors representing animals and insects. The totems include stories and descriptions of the animals and insects, written by the artists.

Cleve Bell, an art teacher at Wyoming Indian High School, coordinated the exhibit with his art students. Wyoming Indian High School is located in Ethete west of Riverton, Wyo.

Bell worked closely with staff at the Trails Center to produce “Reservation Creations.” “This exhibit provided us the opportunity to show off the talent and creativity of young Native American artists,” said Alex Rose, an interpreter at the Trails Center.

The art work is available for sale, with part of the proceeds benefiting the National Historic Trails Center Foundation.

For more information about the event, contact Alex Rose at (307) 261-7780.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 08-23-2011